Restored one of the assignments from Moodle 2.7.3 (Build: 20141110) into an earlier Moodle 2.7+ (Build: 20140626) , and in there everything works.
I'm about to upgrade that Moodle 2.7.3 (Build: 20141110) to the latest Moodle 2.7.4+ , and see if the problem disappears.
I can't think that any of these settings on my Moodle 2.7.3 would be to blame? :
Assignment default settings (the only non-defaults I set):
Messaging (not sure if this is even remotely connected):
The Moodle 2.7.3+ is the only version of Moodle so far where I have seen this apparent glitch.
PS2. If anyone is following this
I upgraded the 2.7.3 stable I had that had no issues to the latest 2.7.4+ and guess what? The same problem (as in 2.7.3+ I have on another site). The "Needed grading" notifications on the teacher's My Home disappeared :
So I went ahead and ugraded to the latest 2.8.2+ , and here the notifications are back:
Ergo, it seems that the latest builds from the 2.7 series are buggy in this respect. It seems there is no tracker issue for this (MDL-36233 is sth different I think). I'll try to add a tracker soon (never done it so must learn..) - unless a new 2.7.4+ weekly miraculously clears the problem ;)
Just wonder if anyone can confirm my findings ...
A disheartening follow-up, or mayve prequel, on this saga.
I have just upgraded our production Moodle 2.6.3 to 2.6.8 stable (security upgrade), after some testing on a test site. I somehow hadn't thought of checking THIS function..
ALAS - the Teacher's assignment notifications are broken on the My Home page for this release. Tested two themes - same thing..
Of course there are email notifications, but why should a well working dashboard (Course overview or My Home) ever be sacrificed in the tests is something I cannot understand..
Time to file a tracker - MDL-49223 . Apologies for the whining tone.
An update on this - maybe someone will be able to suggest a way forward.
The "Submissions not graded: 1" assignment alerts on the teachers' My Home pages disappeared after we upgraded from Moodle 2.6.3+ to 2.6.8.
One type of div classed "details" gets hijacked at some point - as I describe in my MDL-49223 tracker reports.
I'm waiting for some feedback from my IT dept, but have decided to write here again and ask for clues for troubleshooting. Please view the tracker to see what I've tried so far.
Many thanks for your suggestions.
Had a chance to upgrade an old 2.6.1 site, where the My Home assignment alert was working OK, to version 2.6.8 - and the alerts disappeared - as in the previous upgrade attempts. Then went ahead with the latest 2.6.10 upgrade - and the problem persists
Ergo, so far it seems that the problem ios triggered by the updates. So - if anyone cares about assignment alerts on teachers' My Home page, stick with those old 2.6 versions you have - don't go up for 2.6.8 or 2.6.10.